The Economist has some bad news for us: the ‚Äúnew normal‚ÄĚ of living life with the coronavirus is here, and we‚Äôre all just going to have to get used to it (despite a certain president‚Äôs promise to ‚Äúshut down the virus‚ÄĚ). The problem is we‚Äôre not sure what the new normal is. Is it wearing cloth masks? Because now they‚Äôre telling us those are nothing more than facial decoration. Is it getting a fourth dose of the COVID vaccine?
Whatever it is, The Economist assures us that the COVID pandemic is like a doorway: once you pass through, there‚Äôs no going back.
The pandemic is like a doorway. Once you pass through, there is no going back https://t.co/Pco8283aa4
‚ÄĒ The Economist (@TheEconomist) December 28, 2021
‚ÄĒ CLA (@ConservativeLA) December 29, 2021
This is no time for jokes, there‚Äôs a headline writer stuck in the Economist‚Äôs offices.
‚ÄĒ Bower Power (@So_Truculent) December 28, 2021
The Economist might want to learn how doorways work before using them in analogies.
‚ÄĒ Rob (@T__X__P) December 28, 2021
Great metaphor. Because doors are famous for this.
‚ÄĒ Cormac (MirthAddict) (@MythAddict) December 28, 2021
Indeed I am now trapped in a room with this dumb headline because I walked through a door to get here‚Ä¶ there is seemingly no way out of the door I entered through.
‚ÄĒ Chopper (@davidandrews808) December 28, 2021
have you guys used a door before
‚ÄĒ wheels (@wheelswordsmith) December 28, 2021
Doors aren't single use. It's a shock, I know. Also, I'd love to see the author tackle a revolving door sometime. ūü§£
‚ÄĒ Philip Murray (@HNM_PMurray) December 28, 2021
for the love of god consult at least one door expert before you write these articles
‚ÄĒ Rohan Pearce (@rohan_p) December 28, 2021
I haven‚Äôt been able to leave my kitchen since 1982, ever since my wife insisted we put a door in. Damn her and her cursed doorway. I wanted saloon style swingy things, but she insisted on a door and now I‚Äôm trapped in here forever.
‚ÄĒ Bob Dazzle (@bobdazzle340) December 28, 2021
I now have to use the windows to get in and out of the house because once you've used a door, that's it ūüôĀ
‚ÄĒ davidrelph (@david_relph) December 29, 2021
‚ÄĒ Jon Newton (@MrJonNewton) December 28, 2021
It‚Äôs amazing these headlines get written
‚ÄĒ Taylor Pemberton (@pemberton) December 28, 2021
"Uh no, it does both. It's a push and a pull‚Ä¶" pic.twitter.com/Y9hwWwcFq4
‚ÄĒ IThinkYouShouldLegislate (@ITYSLegislate) December 28, 2021
We have a different understanding how doors work.
‚ÄĒ NorthernGent. (@Dadofchildern) December 28, 2021
what the hell kind of doors do you have over there
‚ÄĒ Ramzy Nasrallah (@ramzy) December 28, 2021
That's a diode, not a doorway
‚ÄĒ David Allsopp (@doublehelix) December 28, 2021
Or a lobster pot
‚ÄĒ Chris O'Donoghue (@UppityNorrie) December 28, 2021
You‚Äôre describing a roach motel.
‚ÄĒ Rich (@pjtourkid) December 29, 2021
‚ÄĒ John Chambers (@JCComposer) December 28, 2021
Did a fly write this?
‚ÄĒ OnyxPieces (@OnyxPieces) December 28, 2021
It is also like a flight of stairs. Once you go up, you can‚Äôt go back down. Which is how I became a lighthouse keeper by accident.
‚ÄĒ Kroquegg Overon (@kroquegg_overon) December 29, 2021
Me after reading this pic.twitter.com/zP0ZsIg0Q9
‚ÄĒ quicksilver (@wolfgretzky) December 29, 2021
Unlike single-use doorways, you're going to get ratioed again and again. Get ready for the predictable and not new normal.
‚ÄĒ Jonathan Copeland‚ĚĄÔłŹ‚ėÉÔłŹThe Snowy Paprika Elf (@paprika_elf) December 28, 2021
All jokes aside, it would be nice if some of our leaders would realize they can‚Äôt mandate COVID-19 out of existence.
Arnold Schwarzenegger backs up his ‚Äėscrew your freedom‚Äô comment with an analogy to obeying traffic lights https://t.co/onp4MsH5c8
‚ÄĒ Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 12, 2021